Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Smoky Bacon Fried Calamari -- A gluten-free, fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with its smoky flavor.

A gluten-free fried calamari strewn with bits of bacon and laced with smoky flavor. Oh my!You know how you had one, maybe two teachers when you were a kid, that you'll never forget because they were so inspiring?  So fun? So interesting?  They created an environment where you were super excited to learn? My 13-year-old … [Read more...]

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

My Favorite 5 Recipes for Cinco de Mayo -- From lemony guacamole and smoky salsa to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh seafood ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top!

From lemony guacamole to spicy lettuce-wrapped tacos and fresh ceviche, these Latin inspired recipes are over-the-top delicious! ¡Muy sabroso!Happy Cinco de Mayo!I've been remiss for not getting a new recipe to you earlier in the week.  Hopefully these five Latin favorites of mine for Cinco de Mayo will make up for … [Read more...]

Spicy Caesar Little Gems Recipe

Spicy Caesar Little Gems Recipe -- Little Gem Lettuce leaves hold all the classic flavors of a traditional Caesar salad with a kick of heat to bring it over the top.

Little Gem Lettuce leaves hold all the classic flavors of a traditional Caesar salad with a kick of heat to bring it over the top. It’s a mixed rustic salad in a large serving bowl to share with friends.It’s a lovely, elegant plated appetizer at a small dinner party.It’s a beautiful platter of hors d’oeuvres … [Read more...]

More of the Best Hatch Chile Recipes!

Hatch Chile Season 2016 - 15 recipes

I didn't learn about Hatch Chiles until about five years ago. (GASP!)  I'd been missing out on one of the most prized chiles in existence for too long!Have you tried them?  Don't wait another moment!  Their season goes through September.Here’s a list of places across the country where you can buy Hatch Chiles … [Read more...]

Saffron-Orange Whitefish Recipe with Tomato-Basil Salsa

affron-Orange White Fish with Tomato-Basil Salsa -- A stunning, light and healthy fish dish that's easy to prepare and unbelievably delicious!

A stunning, light and healthy fish dish that's easy to prepare and unbelievably delicious!So remember when we made the Saffron-Dill Basmati Rice a few weeks ago?  Well, the following day we had this delicious fish for dinner and I've been very eager to share it with you ever since -- but, I had to wait a bit.  You see, … [Read more...]

10 Beautiful Blood Orange Recipes

Blood Orange Recipes

The Beauty of a Blood Orange knows no bounds -- this winter citrus should be celebrated!  If you visit Cooking On The Weekends regularly, you know I often love to pause and admire the beauty of whole, fresh ingredients.A blood orange is a perfect example of a food that is art.  I mean, are you kidding me!?  Look at … [Read more...]

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle-Lime Guacamole

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle Lime Guacamole

I'm going to be in full bragging mode today and tell you that you absolutely, must, without question, make this burger recipe!The shrimp burger is out of control juicy and oozing with delicious flavors, and the guacamole is is beyond belief, as it's smoky, spicy, fresh and creamy all at once.  Oh, and the little … [Read more...]

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp: A Photographic Guide

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp-A Photographic Guide

If time allows when you're cooking, starting from scratch is always best.  And in the case of peeling and deveining shrimp it can save you money -- shrimp per pound is considerably more expensive if the work has been done for you. Makes perfect sense, but it's really easy to do yourself, and from my experience, it's … [Read more...]

Mahi Mahi Stuffed Roasted Hatch Chiles with Tomato Lime Sauce

Mahi Mahi Stuffed Roasted Hatch Chiles with Tomato Lime Sauce

This is one of those recipes where the process is as beautiful as the result.  I encourage you to look through all of the images —including those in the instructions below — to see what I'm talking about!My parents have been married for over 50 years, and are about the same age. They are at very different stages of … [Read more...]

Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe with Citrus Shallot Vinaigrette

Savoy Cabbage Steamed Salmon Recipe

He was served this Steamed Salmon entrée, a melon salad, delicious rustic bread, and an Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie -- however, the only thing my dad requested for his 80th birthday dinner was the salmon.This was a tall order.  You see, my dad is known for his perfectly cooked salmon -- so of course, mine … [Read more...]